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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Commission Adopts 70% Educational Attainment Goal

At its May 20, 2022, meeting at Wayne State College, the Coordinating Commission officially adopted a goal that 70% of Nebraskans aged 25 to 35 will have a degree, certificate, diploma, or other postsecondary or industry-recognized credential with economic value by 2030.  The goal was established by the Nebraska Legislature in LR 335, which was co-sponsored by all members of the Education Committee. The goal is in line with projections that over 70% of Nebraska jobs will require at least some postsecondary education by 2030.  The Commission will incorporate the goal into the Comprehensive Statewide Plan for Postsecondary Education, which is a constitutional responsibility of the Commission, at its July 2022 meeting.  Currently about 58% of Nebraskans aged 24 to 35 have a degree, certificate, diploma, or other credential of value.